The JBER Youth Sports Program is developed and organized to provide an age appropriate recreational sports environment. Each sport supports youth development, enhancing emotional, physical, social and cognitive development, while providing a fun experience with positive role models that serve as coaches, assistant coaches and team parents. The program's objective, policies, and procedures are a direct result of community input from youth, parents, coaches, and league administrators.
Our goal is to provide each child with a safe and fun learning environment in which to develop skills in the sport they are participating in. Promote youth fitness and enjoying. A "Win at all costs" attitude will not be embraced by anyone associed with the JBER Youth programs. Our sports programs are also instructional leagues and there there will be no standings or win/loss records kept. The number of players on a team roster will be determined by the number of players registered and by the Youth Sports Director. However, the number shall be as matched between teams as possible. Player assignment will be based primarily on the relative strength of the teams, with the objective of keeping the teams as equally matched as possible.
Our sports program is a communtiy effort. Our volunteer coaches are the heartbeat of our program. Our staff and faithful volunteers have applied a lot of energy and effort to the success of our program. Youth programs has made a commitment to ensure all volunteers working in key leadership roles with youth would be certified by the National Alliance Youth Sports Coaches Associationa (NYSCA). This certification program is not meant to be a determination of whether a volunteer is an expert coach in a particular sport. The NYSCA certification program provides volunteers an awareness of the current philosophy spreading across our nation: to provide a safe, positive environment for youth involved in out-of-school sports leagues. The NYSCA program works to "sensitize" coaches to their responsibilities when working with children in sports and hold them accountable to the NYSCA Coaches' Code of Ethics. In addition, parents are required to review and sign the NYSCA Parents' Code of Ethics.
It is the desire of the JBER Youth Sports Program to provide an opportunity for all children to participate in youth sports if it is their desire to do so. Sports, be definition, are competitive; however, our program stresses safety and fun, as well as the basic skill building and good sportsmanship of each participant.